Leaders of the City of Edinburgh Council today (8 October) warmly welcomed the announcement of up to £10m of Scottish Government investment for Edinburgh to make Council buildings greener. The funding, which forms part of the Government’s Green Growth Accelerator programme, will see work start on energy efficiency improvements in up to 12 Council buildings – supporting Edinburgh’s ambitious drive towards net zero emissions by 2030. The buildings will be retrofitted to be more energy efficient and to facilitate the deployment of low/zero carbon heating primary plant The improvements will lower the total amount of energy used in the buildings treated and minimise their carbon emissions.
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The first five projects to benefit from a Scottish Government initiative to bolster investment in low carbon infrastructure have been announced. Coming from five different local authority areas, the pathfinder projects range from the development of hydrogen hubs to the restoration of peatland and energy efficiency upgrades of buildings. The Green Growth Accelerator programme will provide up to £1 million to support the development phase of the projects, with future funding commitments of up to £40m of local government investment based on the achievement of project outcomes including carbon emission reductions and green economy opportunities. The projects include a hydrogen refuelling module in Aberdeen; hydrogen production infrastructure in the Western Isles; building efficiency upgrades in Edinburgh; natural coastline adaptations in the Highlands; and a water source heat pump retrofit at Strathclyde Park in North Lanarkshire.
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